Strong order book at Hull caravan manufacturer leads to 80 additional production staff jobs being created

Atlas Lesiure Homes factory fit out

Atlas Leisure Homes Ltd is recruiting for 80 caravan production jobs, including jig shop and cab shop operators, finishers, roofers, and furnishers due to a strong order book and continued growth.

As staycations look likely to be here for quite some time, many caravan parks have needed to grow their fleet, and more people are opting to invest in their own holiday home rather than risking travel abroad. This has led to an increased order book – and with no sign of it slowing down – the time was right for the company to grow its people and premises.

Atlas Lesiure Homes Sutton Fields Hull factory
External shot of new Atlas premises on West Carr Business Park, Sutton Fields

The company has made a significant investment, with the strong support of HSBC UK Bank in 55,000sq foot of additional manufacturing space in the West Carr Business Park (the former McBride plant) on Sutton Fields to accommodate the new production lines within COVID safe guidelines. The site has been unused for a number of years and the investment will help to regenerate the area.

Operations director, Colin Jeffrey, said: “Obviously it’s been a tough time in our industry. Like many others we had to furlough staff during lockdown and even when we were able to return to our existing production site, we didn’t have enough space to allow our staff to return to a safe environment. So, we’re delighted to be in a position to recruit so many people and to have the space to be able to safely take them on.”

In June, Atlas created an employee led taskforce to carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the rest of the staff. They then worked cross-function to implement new policies and ways of working to be able to sustain a safe working environment, including wash stations, 2m distancing, mask wearing and temperature checking for all staff and visitors before entry to site is allowed in order to manage transmission risk.
“We offer a safe environment and positive culture and would like to welcome experienced caravan operatives to continue building a successful and high-quality product. We’re on a fantastic journey and one we can all benefit from in many ways, “ continued Jeffrey.

Successful applicants will receive training and be given opportunities for personal development, along with great pay and benefits. Anyone interested in applying for one of the new jobs should send their CV to applynow@atlaslh.co.uk or click here to complete the job application form.